Posted by: Cynic on 19, May, 2010
Interesting that NZEI want to sue the Ministry of Education over their skills based pay plan.
PPTA’s longstanding aspiration for the professional role of secondary teachers is for trained and qualified teachers who have equitable access to high quality ongoing learning. This means highly qualified on entry to the profession and teachers continuing their professional learning throughout their careers.
That NZEI is seeking skills based pay - not qualifications based pay - would seem to undermine all the work that technology teachers have put into upgrading their qualifications to degree level. It also gives an impression of undervaluing a teacher's professional responsibility to continue to upgrade, expand and refresh specialist knowledge.
This NZEI pay plan, it would seem, fails to recognise teaching as a highly qualified profession?